Dr. Natasha Larson – Pediatric Dentist/Owner
Dr. Natasha Larson is a board certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. With 15 years of experience, Dr. Natasha’s primary goal as a pediatric dentist is to provide patients with high-quality care in a warm, friendly and fun environment. She takes great pride in the personal connections she builds with her patients and their families.
Dr. Natasha grew up in La Crosse, WI and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before pursuing her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in Boston.
Dr. Loren Buonocore – Pediatric Dentist/Owner
Dr. Loren Buonocore is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a board certified pediatric dentist who strives to create positive and life-long relationships with her patients and their parents. She has been in private practice for almost 20 years and stays abreast with the most current didactic and clinical advances through continuing education and mentoring. Dr. Loren is proud to have served as the President of the New York University Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association.
Dr. MaryAnn Danosos – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. MaryAnn Danosos is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She grew up in Batavia, NY, nestled between Buffalo and Rochester. Dr. MaryAnn strives to provide compassionate dental care to our patients and believes that positive experiences can make lasting impressions for both kids and their parents, establishing a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles!
Dr. Yassmin Aljaberi – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Yassmin is a board certified pediatric dentist. She believes that every child is unique and she strives to create an atmosphere that is both fun and nurturing for her patients. She is passionate about teaching children both nutrition and oral hygiene habits that will set them up for success.
She studied biology and anthropology at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, where she graduated summa cum laude and was accepted into an accelerated graduate program. She received her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine. Her interest in pediatrics led her to New York where she completed an additional two year specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center. She received extensive training in dental restorative techniques, endodontics, orthodontics, trauma, sedation, and preventative health.
She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. She holds certifications in CPR, the Northeast Regional Board, and the use of laser dentistry for treatment of lip and tongue ties. Dr. Yassmin resides in Chelsea with her husband and in her spare time loves to travel and explore new restaurants. Dr. Yassmin feels privileged to treat the children in her community and strives to create a lifetime of excellent oral health.scott
Dr. Jessica M. Baron – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Jessica is a board-certified pediatric dentist and diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Raised in Charleston, SC, she graduated from Duke University with a major in public policy and a minor in art history. She went on to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist at the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating with several awards and scholarships.
Following a General Practice Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a Dental Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she followed her passion for pediatrics with an additional two-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Jessica strives to make your child’s experience easy, informative and fun.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Jessica loves attending Broadway shows (her favorite is Hamilton), trying new recipes in the kitchen, and exploring New York City.
Natalie – Office Manager
Natalie is the office manager. She brought 8 years of dental experience to Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry when she joined the team in 2016 as a dental assistant. Natalie immediately took an interest in learning dental insurance, coding, billing and other challenging aspects of the dental field. She is a quick learner who has advanced expeditiously within the company. She has a breath of knowledge in all aspects of pediatric dentistry.
Natalie is very bubbly, bright and welcoming. Always seeking professional growth, she is a proud member of AADOM, American Association of Dental Office Managers and continues her education by attending courses, webinars and conferences. She goes out of her way to truly connect with patients and parents to ensure a positive experience at the office.
Natalie grew up in Forest Hills where she still resides. She’s a foodie who enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling and loves to ice skate. Besides spending time with friends and family, she enjoys nothing more than curling up with her snuggle buddy, Michie the cat.
Lisa – Patient Coordinator
Lisa joined our front office team in 2020 and has been a breath of fresh air. She brings almost 30 years of dental receptionist experience along with her Midwestern charm. Lisa mainly manages our call center remotely from Wisconsin, but her skill set and knowledge in the dental field is vast and she is always eager to help.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Russ, and any one of their 10 grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening and taking hikes with their yellow lab, Gunnar.
Marie – Patient Coordinator
Marie is a patient coordinator at Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry. She has a very sunny disposition and quite a bit of experience in the dental field. She is always happy to help parents schedule their child’s dental appointments and can help parents utilize their dental insurance benefits fully.
Marie is also a part-time student training to be a nurse. Marie grew up in the Bronx and still lives there with her family who she is very close to and enjoys spending time with them. In her free time, Marie likes to workout and try new restaurants. Marie is also an avid traveler and is always planning her next trip.
Zilin – Patient Coordinator
Zilin joined Chelsea pediatric Dentistry as a patient coordinator. Zilin recently graduated in 2022 from Cornell University where she majored in Biological Sciences with a concentration in neurobiology and animal behavior and minored in Business. Her professional aspiration is to be a dentist. Zilin lives in Brooklyn with her parents, twin sister and a younger brother. In her pastime, she plays volleyball competitively and enjoys strength training, running, biking, yoga and cross fitness. She also likes cooking, baking and reading. On her bucket list is traveling to every continent. She is incredibly bright, enthusiastic and super friendly. Zilin looks forward to greeting patients and helping make their experience very positive.
Adrianna – Billing Coordinator
Adrianna has been working at Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry since 2015. She has been an integral part of the office and has had several roles throughout the years. Most currently, she is a dental receptionist and billing coordinator.
Adrianna graduated from University of Stony Brook with a BS in Biology. With her academic background, she is able to competently create treatment plans, explain dental insurance coverage and answer billing questions.
Adrianna is a vibrant, bright and compassionate person who strives to treat everyone with kindness and empathy. She lives with her husband in Long Island. She loves the outdoors, snowboarding, playing the piano and hanging out with her pet lizard “Jeoffrey”.
Lis – Lead Dental Assistant
Lisbeth is the lead dental assistant at Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry. She is a Certified Dental Assistant with almost 10 years of dental experience. She trained at NYS for Medical and Dental Assistants and was at the top of the class. She is well versed in pediatric dentistry, radiography and orthodontics. Lis excels at helping young children feel comfortable while at the dental office. She is calm and reassuring yet fun and spunky.
Lis is always available to explain procedures to parents and their children, teach proper hygiene instructions, and overall make your child’s experience at CPD a success.
Lis grew up in Manhattan and is a lifetime New Yorker. She has a twin sister who also works at CPD. Lis enjoys cooking and playing with her dog, Brownie.
Abby – Dental Assistant
Abby joined the CPD team as a dental assistant in 2021 and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her. While she is relatively new to the dental field, Abby has extensive experience working with young children in various childcare and daycare settings, so her eagerness to learn new things has made her an absolute natural as a pediatric dental assistant!
Abby is also an avid music lover and has learned various instruments including the piano, guitar and flute. In her free time, she loves to bake, and as a true born-and-bred New Yorker (she is Lisbeth’s twin sister), her specialty is cheesecake!
Beverly – Dental Assistant
Beverly loves working at Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry and brings 13 years of experience as a pediatric dental assistant to the office. She is excited to teach young children proper oral hygiene techniques as well as healthy dietary choices. Beverly has expertise in dental radiography, assisting the dentist with technical procedures and overall making the parents and patients she works with feel comfortable. Beverly has a soft spoken and kind personality and is a lot of fun to be around. She has been known to be the life of the party and has a great sense of humor.
Beverly grew up in the Bronx and has been in NYC her whole life. She has three children and a beta fish named “Bob”. She enjoys bowling, spending time with her children, watching Netflix, trying new restaurants and playing Xbox.
Valerie – Dental Hygienist
Valerie is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from CUNY NYC College of Technology with an AAS in Dental Hygiene in 2015. With an exciting early exposure to Dentistry as an elective in high school, Valerie has been in the dental field for over 10 years. From the beginning of her professional career as a Registered Dental Hygienist, she found her niche specializing in pediatric dentistry and takes great pride in providing individualized care.
While keeping children’s visits fun and positive, Valerie is very passionate about teaching great oral hygiene habits in all phases of childhood and young adulthood to patients. Outside of dentistry, Valerie thoroughly enjoys spending time with her rescue cat Pickles in Brooklyn and also loves Biodynamic farming and cooking.
Roxanne – Dental Hygienist
Roxanne is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from New York City College of Technology with an AAS in Dental Hygiene in 2014. Roxanne has been a hygienist for nearly a decade, and, with previous years of dental assisting experience, she is well rounded in all aspects of patient treatment. She specialized as a hygienist for periodontics as well as orthodontics before realizing she belonged in pediatrics.
She puts a strong emphasis on preventive dental hygiene by providing patient-centered oral hygiene care & instruction. Roxanne is a strong believer that our mouths act as the “gateway” to the rest of our body. Without good oral health, we can not truly be healthy. Roxanne was raised in Staten Island before putting roots down in Astoria in Queens. Outside of the dental world, Roxanne enjoys spending time with her family and two daughters. She also enjoys arts and crafts, scrapbooking, and collecting miniatures in her spare time.